Published: 06 February 2018

Recent research has revealed that more subtle exposures during early development may lead to functional deficits and increased disease risks later in life. This “fetal programming” hypothesis has gathered much support from both experimental and epidemiological studies.The overall purpose of the conference is to assess the weight of evidence and highlight new achievements on the effects of prenatal and early postnatal exposure to toxicants, as well their effects on the development. The conference topics covers mechanistic issues, effects studies as well as birth cohorts, and symposia include e.g.

- Mechanistic evidence on developing origins of health and disease

- Critical exposures and target organs for developmental toxicity

- Uncertainty in science and the role of replication

- Implications of placenta dysfunction

- Preconception and male reproductive toxicity

- The role of exposure assessment in causality determination

- Transgenerational effects

The conference takes place in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, 27-30 May, 2018. Please read more at:

Last Updated: 06 February 2018